Twitter is soon going to restrict its retweeting options for world leaders breaking its rules. This way the social media giant will restrict how users can interact with other tweets from world leaders. This restriction over the platform will not allow users to reply, like, share or retweet the offending tweets, but as an alternative will let users quote-tweet to permit ordinary users to state their opinions.
The company also said that this move will help its users to stay well-versed about worldwide affairs, but while harmonizing the need to keep the site’s set of laws in check. The San Francisco-based social media giant company has faced a reaction from critics over its horrible conduct and content control policies. There are various organizations and users that believe it should subject the tweets of top world leaders like President Trump to the same standards as everybody else on the platform. As the set of rules are same for everyone.
“When it comes to the actions of world leaders on Twitter, we recognize that this is largely new ground and unprecedented,” the company said. “We want to make it clear today that the accounts of world leaders are not above our policies entirely” company added.
Furthermore, Twitter scheduled quite a lot of areas that will outcome in enforcement action, even if the Twitter account concerned is a public figure. The company will keep an eye on the promotion of terrorism, clear and direct threats of violence that are against terms and conditions or against an individual; posting or sharing intimate photos, posting incorrect information; or videos of someone that were shared without consent; engaging in wrong behaviors related to child sexual abuse; or promoting something against the law.
“We want to make it clear today that the accounts of world leaders are not above our policies entirely,” the company said. So it is clear that anyone posting anything wrong making “clear and direct” threats or breaking rules are all subject to ban.
According to company – “Our goal is to enforce our rules judiciously and impartially,” Twitter added in a tweet. “In doing so, we aim to provide direct insight into our enforcement decision-making, to serve public conversation, and protect the public’s right to hear from their leaders and to hold them to account.”
This announcement was made by the company on Thursday that it would add warning labels to users that violate its rules. This move will potentially affect the prodigious productivity of US President Donald Trump.
According to Darrell West, head of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation this move is “a step in the right direction because it lets people know about inflammatory content and then those individuals can decide how seriously they wish to take the message,” he said.